Although it actually came as no surprise, Germany's leading political parties Wednesday agreed that current Vice-Chancellor and Finance Minister Olaf Scholz of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) will take over from Angela Merkel of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) after 16 years in office.
The German Government has announced restrictions are to be imposed on those unvaccinated against COVID-19 in an attempt to curb the current fourth wave.
Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel Wednesday said the COVID-19 crisis in her country was reaching “dramatic” levels.
World leaders at the G20 Summit in Rome Saturday agreed on the global minimum tax (15%), which 136 countries had previously endorsed, it was announced.
Europe is only strong as it is united, outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel said during the acceptance speech of the Carlos V European award with which she was presented by King Felipe VI in a ceremony held in Spain.
Last January Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) were ahead in the German opinion polls by fifteen points. She was stepping down after sixteen years as chancellor (prime minister), but she was still by far the most trusted politician in Germany. Indeed, she is universally known as “Mutti” (Mummy).
After German Chancellor Angela Merkel decided to retire, the formation of a new government is far from clear following Sunday's elections.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel who will be stepping down following next Sunday's parliamentary election enjoys a strong reputation outside Germany and is more trusted than the main leaders of the world, according to the latest opinion polls' report published by Pew Research Center.
Despite having screened an interview to a Spanish radio station, Pope Francis nevertheless on Wednesday confused statements from German Chancellor Angela Merkel with those from Russian president Vladimir Putin.
Argentine President Alberto Fernández and German Chancellor Angela Merkel Wednesday held a video conference during which both leaders discussed various issues concerning the future of diplomatic and economic relations between their countries.